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Mrs. von den Benken from Jamaica Plain MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scholastic Math

My students need so many things but would be happy to receive the see 10 See N Solve calculators, 30 Scholastic Math subscriptions, balances, and globes.

  • $1,478 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2016.

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My Students

My students enter the class ready to learn. We start the lesson with a class starter to get our minds prepared for math and science concepts and skills. The class starters have a variety of skills and allow everyone to participate, no matter what their level may be.

My students are children with learning disabilities and English Language Learners.

They come to me with a variety of academic skill levels and personal difficulties. Our classroom has become a community of learners that support and care about each other. They have created a class that is safe for everyone succeed. Our school in located in an urban district with a high level of poverty in the area. We are a K-8 school, with the middle school recently being added. Many of my students are from single-parent homes and those that have immigrated here. Our school is a place that provides a safe and caring space for children. The students refer to each other and their teachers as their school family. All of our students are referred to as scholars on a daily basis.

My Project

The resources would be a great support in the classroom. Students with learning disabilities would be able to see the calculators clearly with the See N solve calculators. For many of them, recall and processing interferes with their learning, and visuals truly support their needs. As we try to convince students that math is crucial in their everyday lives, they are not always convinced. The Scholastic Math magazines provide so many great articles with math skills. This is an amazing way to reinforce the understanding and importance of math. Visuals are a great way to support learners. Having globes, balances, and other hands-on materials in class does spark the interest of children.

The donations will enhance our classroom and the students' variety of learning styles.

The materials will support multi-sensory approaches for delivering instruction. I also believe that having materials that are accessible to students supports those students that have difficulty visualizing things. With so many students from other countries, the materials will help with understanding.

Mrs. von den Benken
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights - See N Solve Visual Calculator • Teachers' School Supply $32.99 10 $329.90
OHAUS School Balance, Model SB1200, Capacity 2,000 g • Carolina Biological Supply Company $45.00 4 $180.00
The Orbiter • Nasco $143.44 1 $143.44
CUSHION SIT 8'' BITTY BOTTOMS PVC BALLS BLUE SWIRL • School Specialty $17.74 5 $88.70
Scholastic MATH, Grades 6 - 9 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 10 / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–9 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 30 $247.50
RA629 - Math Dice Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
Apollo Globe • Nasco $26.31 2 $52.62

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